After awhile you learn
the subtle difference between
holding a hand and chaining a soul
and you learn that love doesn’t mean leaning
and company doesn’t always mean security
and you begin to learn
that kisses aren’t contracts
and presents aren’t promises
and you begin to accept your defeats
with your head up and your eyes ahead
with the grace of a woman
not the grief of a child
and you learn
to build all your roads on today
because tomorrow’s ground is
too uncertain for plans
and futures have a way
of falling down in mid flight.
After a while you learn
that even sunshine burns if you get too much
so you plant your own garden
and decorate your own soul
instead of waiting
for someone to bring you flowers
and you learn
that you really can endure
that you really are strong
and you really do have worth
and you learn and you learn
with every passing moment you learn. - Veronica Shoffstall
So I finished my 200 hour YTT about a year ago but I have only ever taught one class because the fear of teaching is real inside me!
I am a mega perfectionist and since my practice isn’t perfect I think that I shouldn’t be teaching someone else until I’m perfect. But hey, perfect isn’t real kenz, so who the f cares! Perfectionism hurts. It’s like a disease of the soul. it can be debilitating, paralyzing to the brain and the body. Sometimes it makes me think Im depressed or something is really off inside my brain because I sit there and just look at the wall and do absolutely nothing sometimes for up to an hour because the fear of not being perfect haunts me often. BUT guess what friends, today I FINALLY mustered up enough courage to write my very first sequence and film it! It’s not perfect but I kinda like it ✨ hope you like it too :) First video down, many more to come!! Yay!
I just got back from visiting my cutest sister in NYC and man I sure do love it there —The magnificent skylines, the food, the creativity, the spontaneity.
One of my favorite parts of the whole trip was looking out the car window while driving through Times Square I saw the lights sparkling, and the people rushing around looking for love, action, and the worlds greatest slice of pizza at 1am. Then driving across the Brooklyn bridge my heart did a little dance looking in awe at the skyline and thinking of all the mystery and beauty in this world.
Thanks for asking me to come visit sis 😘 now go be whoever you dream of being in that amazing city!
From the second that you’re in this world they tell you what is ‘good’
the questions you’re allowed to ask,
the ones you shouldn’t dare
placed on the path that they have paved for you.
Life pushes you along
without the chance to stop and think
if it’s right where you belong,
but beyond your pathways edges
is where living really starts,
a land of risks and danger
and a land of broken hearts,
they will tell you you should fear this land,
that there is no good there at all,
as they live their lives how they have been taught,
behind expectations wall.
But the best people you will ever meet, have wandered off their track
found themselves along the way,
and have no need to wander back.
So forget about life’s road map
follow your heart at any cost,
for you’ll never truly find yourself if you’re too scared to get lost.
A flower does not think of competing to the flower next to it. It just blooms || Zen Shin
I love when you find a quote that feels like it came right from your own heart and mind.
Like this one:
I used to dislike being sensitive. I thought it made me weak. But take away that single trait, and you take away the very essence of who I am. You take away my conscience, my ability to empathize, my intuition, my creativity, my deep appreciation for the little things, my vivid inner life, my deep awareness of others pain, and my passion for it all. || Caitlyn Japa
I used to suppress my emotions -even the good ones like joy! I still catch myself hiding or reacting to my most sensitive emotions nearly everyday, but I’m learning and growing every time I notice myself falling back into old patterns. Old patterns are hard to break. They take time, and patience, and a lot of self love.
But I’m happy to say that I love how sensitive I am. I love learning to let the tears flow and the pain settle and knowing that it’s going to be okay— Even if I do need to cry all night long. I love jumping for joy and smiling from ear to ear when I feel in love. I love learning to let the anger go and let the love flow. Feeling is okay, it’s even amazing and it especially makes me who I am.
You don’t have to sink to the bottom of the ocean and watch the world as you fall.
you don’t have to isolate yourself because you are hurt.
people who love you will always be waiting near the shore and every once in a while it’s OK to come to the surface to breath.
we all need air to grow
We all need an ocean to let go,
But it’s people who will save you
always remember that. | Robert M Drake
offer the light inside your heart
and the comfort behind your smile
listen with empathy before judgement
and let compassion rise above the ego
share passion and knowledge,
gratitude and appreciation.
Encourage others to be authentic
and inspire change, regardless of its magnitude.
help others to grow
and grow with them.
Love what loves you
but never hate what hates you
for hate is the burden
to exhaust the stars in you
disappear. come back better. *\(^o^)/*
there is undeniable magic in hope,
becoming beauty in imperfection
and unfathomable power in forgiveness.
I like very girly retro inspired feminine pink things. I'm not very edgy.
The sky has changed
from the most beautiful blue
to a hundred shades of pink
to an almost black
and here I am
still loving you.